Friday, October 15, 2010
We are doing an hour-long training on the FamilySearch certified program Photoloom. Please come and learn how this program can add visual excitement to your family history! See you at the Grove Creek FHC at 9:00 am tomorrow OR 8:00 pm Sunday evening!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
At the Riverton FamilySearch library, there are some consultants that specialize in certain countries. Don't forget to seek out their help! If you need help with another country, call the library and check with them as they are adding experts all the time!
- Scandinavian expert Linda Baker is available at the Library on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Danish experts Orla and Karen Pedersen are available at the Library on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- German expert Ray Joos is available at the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Danish, Norwegian and Russian expert Larry Parkinson is available Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
- Don't forget that we have our very own German experts in our library on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Kurt and Sheela Matthia can help you out!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Do you know the difference? Do you know that BOTH are important to your family history? The Church History Library focuses on the history of the church as a whole, whereas the Family History Library focuses on multigenerational families and individuals. The reason that you would want to use the Church History Library is that you can learn about the history of the time period of your ancestors. This additional information puts "meat" on the bones of your family history dates. Did you know that the Church History Library has the most complete listing of Mormon pioneer emigrants and companies who traveled to Utah from 1847-1868? See for yourself at www.mormontrail.lds.org. You will be surprised at what you can find! Of course, the Church History Library has much more than this one database! Check it out! Below is an example of what I found for my ancestor, Amelia Evans.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The nine videos celebrating Family History that were shown at the National Genealogical Society's annual conference held in April (this year in Salt Lake City!) are now available online. They are unlisted in YouTube's index so you have to know this link to find them. Please share this link with family and friends. They are very moving and inspiring! The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfXVvWb0qOQ. The Clan McCloud is my personal favorite!
MacFamilyTree, version 6, has now been certified to work with new FamilySearch. If you haven't heard of this program, check it out at http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree6/topfeatures.html. For those of us who prefer Macs, this is a step out of the schizophrenic world that we live in going between the two major platforms in the computing world! Yeah!